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Old 04-19-2010, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Here is an interesting link showing the 10 most hurricane-prone regions. And NEFL is not even among the top ten.

Of course when it comes to hurricanes, or the weather in general, statistics may not mean a hill of beans when a hurricane decides it is our turn. The best we can do is to stay prepared. Still we can take some comfort that we are situated in a cove and in spite of what anyone says, that helps.

Hurricanes can strike anywhere, my worst hurricane experience was in NY several years ago. Go figure!

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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I believe it...remember the one in 1999 that flooded half of NJ? NH has been hit a couple times this past decade alone which is really weird, since my only memory of any other's hitting NE was Gloria I think in the late '70s cuz I remember flying over it as a kid on my way to Philly. Then there was Bob in '92ish...then nothing until this past decade really. To me, it seems weird that they keep getting swooped up to the Jersey/NY and then NE area, but we just get a ton of rain and wind, nothing compared to what Floridians must endure, I'm sure.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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Good to know that Jax area is relatively safe with regards to hurricanes, I did ask that question in a different thread, but the topic certainly deserves it's own thread.
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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air pressure usually keep em at bay
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:46 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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air pressure usually keep em at bay
What does that mean?
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Old 05-03-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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We went to the Alligator Farm today (to look at all the nesting birds/take pictures). Heard a show with a short history. The Alligator Farm was established in 1893 on the east side of A1A. After numerous storms that kept knocking it down - it moved to the west side of A1A (in 1920). The area where it used to be is now part of the Atlantic Ocean. So I wouldn't form any conclusions about storms based on the last 20 or 30 or even 300 years worth of data. Robyn
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:14 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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We went to the Alligator Farm today (to look at all the nesting birds/take pictures). Heard a show with a short history. The Alligator Farm was established in 1893 on the east side of A1A. After numerous storms that kept knocking it down - it moved to the west side of A1A (in 1920). The area where it used to be is now part of the Atlantic Ocean. So I wouldn't form any conclusions about storms based on the last 20 or 30 or even 300 years worth of data. Robyn
As far as storms, there is nothing wrong with looking at historical data. Meteorologists do it all the time. The important thing is to be prepared for the unlikely but not live your life being paranoid at the same time.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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...The important thing is to be prepared for the unlikely but not live your life being paranoid at the same time.
Agreed (otherwise I wouldn't have lived in coastal Florida for almost 40 years now). Robyn
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Our family has lived in not one, but two 100 yr. flood level storms in the past 20 years. We've learned that Nature has a way of making a mockery of statistics in the face of hubris, which is why we are always prepared. We chose a newer neighborhood with very young trees, closer inland. What we didn't expect was the tornado surprises which often pass through during the season. Quite frankly those scare me the most.
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